“Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”
The “angry white male” is old and busted news. New and hot is the “angry liberal”.
Why are liberals angry? 15 quotes that might shed some light on the phenomenon of The Angry Liberal.
“We have been too nice. We have been too polite.”
–Ann Lewis, veteran strategist with the Democratic National Committee, where the official party weblog is called “Kicking Ass.”
“He who angers you conquers you.”
Q: Anybody else see the outrage on the part of liberals at ABC because they had the ‘audacity’ to ask the Holy Messiah Obama slightly tougher questions than say ‘do you wear boxers or briefs’? Imagine for a second that John McCain had had a fundraiser for his campaign years ago with Timothy McVeigh. How is it unfair to ask Obama about his personal relationship with a DOMESTIC TERRORIST? Why are liberals angry over this?
A: People who are not secure in their positions do not like to be questioned. Those who are secure, encourage questioning because it gives them the opportunity to convince others.
“Liberals enjoy claiming that they are intellectuals, thrilled to engage in a battle of wits. This, they believe, distinguishes them from conservatives, who are religious fanatics who react with impotent rage to opposing ideas.”
“Get mad, then get over it.”
“”My contribution to the civility of the dialogue has been to get down and say, ‘You’re lying, and we’re going to call you on it.’ “
–Al Franken, MN senate candidate and talk radio host
“[T]he decision in the Florida election case may be ranked as the single most corrupt decision in Supreme Court history, because it is the only one that I know of where the majority justices decided as they did because of the personal identity and political affiliation of the litigants. This was cheating, and a violation of the judicial oath.”
–Alan Dershowitz, Harvard law professor
“I was very angry. I was angry for a period of two days.”
–Keith Olbermann, explaining to Bill Moyers his reaction upon reading in August of 2006 about Don Rumsfeld talking to the veterans and talking about how “every– everyone who was in opposition to the Iraq War policy, the so-called war on terror, even to some degree the Bush administration, was the equivalent in his mind to the Nazi appeasers of the 1930s.”
“Republicans had better worry. Angry people are motivated to get out to vote. If they can channel that anger into something constructive, they can literally upset the presidency.”
–Paul Weyrich, veteran conservative organizer
“I think a lot of people felt the media was giving a pass to Bush.”
–“Bill Scher, a 31-year old publicist who runs LiberalOasis.com
“Liberals believe that men–left to their own devices–are not to be trusted. They also believe in the goodness of government; a government composed of men. This paradox may help explain why many liberals are angry much of the time.”
“Sure, liberals still seethe from a doubtful election, an illegal war and political prosecutions. But there’s a genuine anger out there engendered by something rooted far deeper in the past: a quarter-century of callous right-wing tactics. Its purveyors now carping about liberal anger have no one to blame but themselves.”
–P.M. Carpenter, History News Network
“I thought liberalism was supposed to be all about tolerance and diversity and stuff. I guess that applies only to skin, but not to thought or ideas.”
–Fred Dooley, Real Debate Wisconsin
“Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”
Okay, a confession: the last quote could apply to liberals or conservatives.
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